As you are planning your trip or vacation there are
many things that you are going to need to plan for
and take care of before your trip starts. You will
definitely want to have purchased some type of travel
health insurance so that you are covered on your trip
in the event of a medical emergency. Travel medical
insurance is what is going to protect you if you are
taken ill from a virus or from something that you
eat. If you have an accident and are injured your
travel health insurance will pay to have you taken
to safety and for your stay in the hospital.
Most travel medical insurance will offer you several
different policies. If your own personal health insurance
already offers you some type of coverage when you
are on vacation to out of the country you can think
about skipping travel health insurance or you may
want to purchase some travel medical insurance to
supplement your personal health insurance. The most
important thing to consider when buying travel health
insurance is the length of time that you will be away.
If you are going to be gone for a long period of time
or will be traveling often you will want to buy an
extended coverage policy. Different travel medical
insurance policies will cover different types of medial
issues. Some of this coverage may include:
• Medical and hospital expenses.
• Dental emergencies
• 24 hour medical emergency care
• Emergency evacuation
• Accidental death
• Lost luggage
• Trip cancellation
When you are purchasing your travel health insurance
make sure that your discuss exactly what you are looking
for with your travel agent.
Traveling can be as easy or as complicated as you
make it. Here are some travel tips and international
travel tips to help make your vacation or trip that
• Local currency. This is one of the most common
travel tips that you will hear. Before leaving on
your vacation change some of your money
into the local currency of the country that you are
visiting. This will be one less thing
for you to worry about when you arrive at your destination.
• Secure your valuables. Always make sure that
your money and traveler’s checks are in safe
in your purse or in your hand luggage
rather than in your suitcase. Suitcases get lost and
stolen and you don’t want to arrive
at your destination without and funds.
• Hotel safe. If the hotel in which you are
staying has a safe be sure to take advantage of it
and leave your money and valuables in
• Luggage. Never leave your luggage unattended
in an airport or outside of the airport while you
are waiting for your taxi. Always keep
a close eye on your bags.
• Confirmations. After you arrive at your destination
take some time to make sure that all your return flight
are on time. Making sure that the times
you have on your ticket are correct will save you
lots of time in the event that there has
been a scheduling change that you are unaware of.
When you are traveling a big concern is always what
and how much to bring. Here are some travel packing
tips for you to take into consideration:
• Pack lightly. This is probably one of the
most important travel packing tips that you will get.
The less you pack the better since you
can always pick up those extras or that forgotten
sweater at your travel destination.
• Books on language. If you are traveling to
a foreign speaking country you may want to think about
taking a long a book that has some common
phrases in the language of the country that you are
• Color combination. If you pack all of your
clothes in two matching colors you will able to mix
and match all of the clothes that you
have packed, creating a variety of outfit choices.
• Raincoat. If you are packing a raincoat find
one that will double as a windbreaker so that you
aren’t taking too many pieces of
• Jeans. Leave the jeans at home if you can
since they weigh more and are harder to carry around.
As well they take a longer time to dry
if you have to wash some of your clothes and hang
them to dry in your hotel room.